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    What do we call different time intervals that a film is shown on the screen?

    Hi
    Could you please help me?
    -I can't show up for the 4........... at the cinema?
    - How about the 6...........?
    - That would be fine.

    In my mother tongue we use the word seance! to refer to this word. I don't know why. It means something totally different. I wonder if there is any special word for that in English?

    Thanks a million.
    Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.

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    Re: What do we call different time intervals that a film is shown on the screen?

    NOT A TEACHER

    I can't show up for the 4 p.m. screening.

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    Re: What do we call different time intervals that a film is shown on the screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Hi
    Could you please help me?
    -I can't show up for the 4........... at the cinema?
    - How about the 6...........?
    - That would be fine.

    In my mother tongue we use the word seance! to refer to this word. I don't know why. It means something totally different. I wonder if there is any special word for that in English?

    Thanks a million.
    We used to use the French word "sťance" in that way in BrE. Mostly we use "showing" these days.

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    Re: What do we call different time intervals that a film is shown on the screen?

    Thanks Chickensandwich and Bhi. You really helped me. By the way, I was really surprised to hear that the word 'seance' was used to be used to mean screening/showing in BrE as well.
    Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.

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    Re: What do we call different time intervals that a film is shown on the screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    By the way, I was really surprised to hear that the word 'seance' was used to be used to mean screening/showing in BrE as well.
    Well, I didn't know it either, but it's not all that surprising if you consider how many French words make up the English vocabulary (see, another French word ).

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